Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Southeast Asia HR Summit 2015

The event at a glance

The Annual Southeast Asia HR Summit is the premium forum that brings together two key parties to any project; the decision-makers and solution providers.
Organised by marcus evans earlier this month in Malaysia, the summit gathered 100 Regional HR leaders, consultants and solution providers in an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping corporate priorities and HR strategies.
As an invitation only event that takes place behind closed doors, the summit offers a streamlined agenda consisting of compelling presentations, roundtable discussions, interactive forums and business meetings that provokes creativity leaving attendees with nothing but superior knowledge and practical insights after the two-day event.

Key Highlights; The OMG Factor!

With an impressive speaker line-up of 20 Regional HR thought leaders sharing their best practices and day-to-day experiences on efficient ways of maximising employee performance, methods to equip top talent with global competencies, successful ways of attracting and retaining top professionals, and developing versatile leaders, there was not a dull session throughout the summit.

Key highlights from the summit were most definitely presentations from John Nolan, SVP HR, Global Markets, Unilever; Grace Wong, VP & Regional Head of HR, SEA & Oceania, Samsung Asia; Gaurav Sharma, HR Director, Bottling Investment Group, Singapore, Malaysia, & Brunei, Coca-Cola Singapore Beverages; Mei-lynn Chan, Head, Group Organizational Development, and HC Group Technology, Group Human Capital, Maybank; and Tak Ming Lai, Director, Group HR & Admin, Gamuda Berhad.

As there are two important components to the summit, besides compelling presentations, the one-to-one business meetings were also a hit among attendees as HR leaders had the exclusive opportunity to discuss industry challenges with renowned solution providers.

These business meetings were a win-win scenario as solution providers also had the opportunity to build new relationships directly with top decision makers and develop rapport face-to-face all in one exclusive time and place.

#Relevant  #Now  #TheTalkOfTown

There will be a big shift in talent acquisition strategies in Asia over the upcoming year, as organisations try to better target their offering, in order to cater to the needs of both active and passive candidates.

Presentations touching on strengthening one’s position as an employer of choice by utilising social media and its potential as an effective recruiting engagement tool were well received by attendees.
Embracing talent analytics and big data to define the links between people practices and productivity was also acknowledged and agreed as a method to improve operational performance.

Attendees had nothing but good words for the marcus evans summit:

“Overall this was a fantastic experience – the keynote speakers were so inspiring and it was great to network with other HR professionals.”-HR Business Partner, Schneider Electric

“The event provided new and valuable insights into the HR profession. Thoughtful and well delivered.”-HR Director Regional, Starbucks Coffee

Terrific to meet with HR colleagues from around the Asian region. I thoroughly enjoyed the summit!” -Global Head of Talent Strategy, BNY Mellon

A highly engaging and stimulating event which brings together HR best practices.”-Head of Asia Learning Centre, Thomson Reuters

Southeast Asia Summit 2016

For more information on the 2016 edition of the Southeast Asia HR Summit, please contact: Khadija Jaafar at or call +603 2723 6748.

*The Tribune Post was a media partner at the summit.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Zalora joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015

On July 26, 2015 at SMX Aura, Taguig, Philippines, the first in history, 
The Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 will be held with over 20 leaders to talk 
about digital marketing in Asia and beyond.

Zalora, The first comprehensive online fashion destination in the Philippines 
( joins Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 with their 
Managing Director, Constantin Robertz as one of the distinguished speakers. 
Constantin as the managing director for Zalora in the Philippines has lived in the 
Philippines since 2013 and previously worked with Rocket Internet in Global 
Venture Development, building its e-commerce ventures around the world in different
 functions, working with Zalando (Europe's #1 e-commerce company), Lamoda 
(Russia's leader in fashion e-commerce), and Zalora (Asia's #1 online fashion 
destination). Before Rocket Internet, Constantin co-founded a personalised online 
shopping mall in Germany. He studied business administration in St.Gallen 
(Switzerland) and Singapore. 

At Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015, different top executives will join together 
to share the future of online marketing in the Philippines and for the Asia 
Pacific Region to discuss the following points;

• The digital economy of the Philippines
• Positioning the Philippines as a gateway from east to west and west to east
• Is the Philippines ready to be a cashless society?
• Disrupting tradition and embracing innovation
• Technology and entrepreneurship driving inclusive growth
• Micro- multinationals- e commerce connecting SMEs to ASEAN and beyond

Partial list of speakers are as follows;

Xavier Marzan- CEO, Globe GXI

Constantin Roberts - Managing Director, Zalora Philippines

Tina Pang- Head of Online Sales, Twitter

Earl Valencia- Head Corporate Development/Innovations, Smart Communications

Kristian Melquiades- General Manager, Viber Philippines

Richard Upton- President, John Robert Powers Asia

Donald Lim- Chief Digital Officer, ABS CBN

Janette Toral- E Commerce Advocate, Digital Club Filipino

Robert Yupangco- President, Yupangco Group of Companies

Chinkee Tan- Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio Host and Wealth 
& Wellness Coach

Rebecca Bustamante Mills- CEO, Chalre Associates & President, Asia CEO Awards

Mikel Yaw- CEO, Elabram Systems Group

Carlos Celdran- Brand Ambassador, Tour Guide

Maria Camille Montejo- CEO, NWSteel Technologies & Tree Top Adventure Inc.

Pocholo Gonzales- CEO, Creative Voices Productions

Tanya Llana- Marketing & Sales Director, Victoria Court & General Manager, 
Hotel La Corona De Lipa

James Jimenez- Director, Commission On Elections

Lloyd Luna- CEO, Lloyd Luna Corporation

Jonathan Luzuriaga- President, Philippine Software Industry Association

Donald Felbaum- Managing Director, Optel

Lewis Hong- Web Consultant, Xyxon Singapore

Kim Bernardo Lokin- Managing Editor, Business Class Magazine
For more information, you may visit
For partnership and sponsorship, you may contact TAG Media & PR at 09166299381 
or at

The 2015 SouthEast Asia HR Summit at Kuala Lumpur

Just recently, different industries convened at Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel for the Southeast Asia HR Summit under Marcus Evans.  The event is a personalised event with opportunities of one-on-one networking as agenda and interesting sharing by HR leaders on company’s best practices and use of technology such as social media & big data in HR analytics providing objective and expert presentations and business insights from different distinguished speakers to all attendees came from around the globe. 
According to the organizer, “The Southeast Asia HR Summit is the premium forum bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers regional HR leaders and consultants and solution providers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping corporate priorities and HR strategies.”

Some of the speakers/sponsors are below :
1.       Ms Kery Chak, Business Development Director, Power2Motivate
2.       Ms Grace Wong, VP/Head of HR Southeast Asia & Oceania, Samsung
3.       Mr A. Budi Santoso, Chief Corporate Human Capital Development, PT Astra International.
4.       Ms Pallavi Srivastava, Asia-Pac Consulting Services HR Leader, IBM Global Services

What are the Benefits of a Summit?

The marcus evans summit format is the ideal method for uniting decision makers and solution providers. The world’s foremost strategists, thought leaders and trend setters deliver visionary keynote presentations, real-life case studies and interactive sessions. A sophisticated web-based scheduling system enables delegates and providers to select one-on-one business meetings that fit their current priorities and preferences. Situated in some of the world’s most beautiful locations  and with numerous networking opportunities, participants discuss their business objectives face to face in a relaxed atmosphere.